Congratulations to Continuing Education's 2012 Certificate Students

(from left) Anthony Mungioli - Web Development, Jason Waggaman - Communication + Web Design Dual, Cheryl Oribabor - Digital Photography, Blake Boenecke - Portfolio Development, Edward Maldonado - Digital Photography

On May 9, Continuing Education’s hard-working students received their Certificates of Completion at a special reception in recognition and celebration of their academic achievement.

Dean of Continuing Studies Erin Elman conveys her accolades to the assembled students, their families and friends.

Certificates were awarded to students who completed their course of study in Communication Design, Web Design, Web Design + Development, as well as Portfolio Development and Digital Photography.

Lisa Oster, BFA ’99 (Dance Education), speaks on behalf of the UArts Alumni Council.

Representatives from the University community were on-hand to congratulate the students. Lisa Oster, BFA ’99 (Dance Education) represented the UArts Alumni Council and officially conferred to the students their University of the Arts Alumni status, an accomplishment that makes available an extensive list of benefits since the Alumni Association is always on the lookout for great deals for alumni. One of the benefits many of our certificate students find most attractive is their ability to purchase high-quality auto, home and renter’s insurance at a group discount rate of 10-20 percent.  A comprehensive list of alumni benefits can be obtained online.

 

Event included a PowerPoint presentation of 2012 Certificate Recipients' work completed during their time in their respective programs and showcased the thesis projects from their capstone courses.

Although the Director of Career Services at the University of the Arts, Elisa Seeherman, was unable to attend, Elisa is pleased to extend the extensive services of UArts Career Services to the students. Career Services assists students and alumni by providing comprehensive resources and individual counseling tailored to their specific needs in the arts.  Services include career counseling, assistance with résumé and cover letter writing, and coaching on interview techniques/job search skills.

Continuing Education Coordinator Robert Craig presents Portfolio Development student, Blake Boenecke, with her certificate.

Additionally, these certificate recipients can look forward to gaining access to UArtsCareers, a comprehensive online listing of opportunities including internships, part-time jobs, summer jobs, freelance projects, auditions and full-time career positions.

Digital Photography Certificate recipients Cheryl Oribabor and Edward Maldonado catch up during the event.

Following the presentation of certificates, students, faculty, administration, friends and family attended a catered reception. This reception allowed all to mingle and recall their experiences in their respective programs before wishing one another success as they embark upon their professional careers.

Jason Waggaman and Anthony Mungioli display their Certificates

We wish all of the 2011 certificate recipients well and trust they will continually update us regarding their professional successes!

Analog Photography | the Holga 120N

The Holga is an inexpensive 120 film plastic camera made in China. It has a problem producing quality photos which has attracted many photographers to add this camera to their array of equipment and many of the photographs produced have received lots of attention for their distorted look. There are many variations of the Holga camera from the 120S with its fixed shutter speed and plastic lens to the 120GFCN with its color flash and glass lens. Once you see some of the photos people have produced with the it, you may be convinced to buy one of these cheap toy cameras to play around with seriously.

Interested in exploring Holga and black and white chemical photography more? Why not take the Black + White Film Photography with the Holga 120N course offered this summer, June 5 – August 14, 6 – 9 PM. You can learn more about the course and register by clicking here!

Here are some great Holga images that prove that even a small plastic camera in the right hands can produce quality photographs.

Why not send us your Holga photos – we would love to see them and share them with our readers!

Top 10 Web Find for Webfonts

Are you just getting around to using webfonts? Maybe you’re looking to expand your font options because of font licensing issues. Popular one-​​stop shops like Typekit offer comprehensive access to webfonts. It is advisable for any serious designer to explore several font services to garner the widest and most diverse selection of fonts for a web project. We have gathered a short list of our top 10 that you should look to for free and premium webfonts.

Typekit

Google Webfonts

Font Squirrel

The League of Movable Type

Kernest

Typotheque

Fonts.com

Fontdeck

Webtype

FontsLive


Do you have a preferred font source? Do you prefer the added control of hosting and implementing your own fonts? How do you go about choosing a font for your web projects? Share your views and reviews with us and we will be happy to publish your thoughts.

PHILADELPHIA PORTFOLIO NIGHT 2012!

ON MAY 23, 2012 the sun will set on cities all over the globe, as hundreds of the world’s most renowned creative directors meet with thousands of aspiring copywriters, art directors and designers. The mission is simple yet grand: to celebrate the next generation of creative talent, to guide them as they begin their fascinating careers in the advertising industry, and to raise their city’s creative flag and be counted on the world stage.

CREATIVE DIRECTORS — PHILADELPHIA

Todd Miller | Chief Creative Officer / Managing Partner | Archer Group

Sean Trapani | Creative Director | Archer Group

Chris Bennett | Art Director | Archer Group

Kim Cornell | Art Director | Archer Group

Christina Mullen | VP, Creative Director | Backe Digital

Larry Williams | Senior Associate Creative Director | Backe Digital

Jon Billet | Director, Digital Design | Backe Digital

Dave Grillo | SVP, Creative Director | Blue Diesel

Sam Cannizzaro | VP, Creative Director | Blue Diesel

Lynsey Underwood | Senior Art Director | Blue Diesel

Gregg Jones | Senior Art Director | Blue Diesel

James Griffith | Creative Director | Cadient Group

Antonia Olszowka | Associate Creative Director | Cadient Group

Erik Sonlin | Associate Creative Director | Cadient Group

Kate Logan | Copy Director | Cadient Group

Hal Shapiro | Senior Talent Manager | Cadient Group

Jill Deardorff | Chief Creative Officer | Deardorff

Kathy Brooke | Creative Director | Deardorff

Wes Richards | Associate Creative Director | Deardorff

Craig Douglass | Executive Creative Director | Digitas Health

Norm Alger | VP, Group Creative Director | Digitas Health

Anthony Bacchiocchi | Associate Creative Director | Digitas Health

Andy Saucier | Associate Creative Director | Digitas Health

Jayson Merlino | Creative Director | G2

Jason Trojanowski | Associate Creative Director | G2

Tracy Shinko | Art Director | G2

Nicole Boyd | Creative Director | Garfield Group

Andrew Schultz | Associate Creative Director | Garfield Group

Sean Gillespie | VP, Creative Services | Gillespie Group

Joshua Smith | Sr. Graphic Designer/Web Developer | Gillespie Group

Joe McDonough | VP, Executive Creative Director | Masterminds

Joe Morano | Associate Creative Director | Masterminds

Chris Holland | Senior Art Director | Masterminds

Jean Pierre Blanchet | Senior Art Director | Masterminds

Rich Wakefield | Executive Creative Director | Neiman

Dave Spink | Associate Creative Director | Neiman

Michael Gadsby | Owner / Creative Director | O3 World

Kirsten Greskiewicz | Associate Creative Director | Razorfish Health

Jae Hodge | Associate Creative Director | Razorfish Health

Matthew Livingstone | Senior Copywriter | Razorfish Health

Tim Kin | Senior Designer | Razorfish Health

Jillian Christiance | Art Director | Razorfish Health

David Danilowicz | Group Creative Director | Rosetta

Ron Coalson | Creative Director | Rosetta

Emily Nomland | Creative Recruiter | Rosetta

Joe Vitale | Creative Director | Roska

Jeremy Pope | Digital Creative Director | Stream Companies

Kate Heskett | VP of Creative Operations | Stream Companies

Dave Mazzoni | Creative Director | Stream Companies

Patrick Hardy | EVP, Executive Creative Director | Tierney

Jeff McWeeney | Creative Director | Tierney

Derek Miller | Senior Art Director | Tierney

SCHEDULE

5 pm – Doors open
6 pm – Opening remarks
10 pm – Conclusion

LOCATION

Lincoln Financial Field
West Club Level, Lot J Entrance
1020 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

TICKETS

Portfolio Night 10 Philadelphia is a very special event, unique to both the Philly advertising industry and to PN10 itself. While events in other Portfolio Night 10 cities are normally only open to aspiring creatives with advertising portfolios to show, PN10 Philadelphia is open to all with an interest in getting to know the local advertising community. There are two types of tickets for Portfolio Night 10

The Traditional Ticket is for aspiring advertising and design creatives with portfolios to show. This ticket works the same way PN10 tickets work in all other cities; you’ll be given one-on-one face time with some of Philly’s top creative directors, who will critique the work in your portfolio, offer you advice on how to improve your work and maybe even start your creative advertising career!

To determine if this ticket is right for you, please read this link.

The Guest Ticket is for people who fall outside of the “Traditional Ticket” group. Perhaps you’re an ad/marketing/PR major, and you’re curious to find out more about advertising as a career. Maybe you’re looking to break into advertising, but in a role such as Account Management or Media Planning/Buying. Or perhaps you are a photographer, illustrator, animator or some other artist looking to offer your services to agencies. In all of these cases, the Guest Ticket is right for you. While you will not receive scheduled one-on-one meetings during the portfolio review, you’ll be free to mingle and socialize, engaging in informal chats throughout the evening.

Ticket Prices: $30.00 USD

Free Day @ the PMA – Fri May 18

In honor of International Museum Day this Friday May 18, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will offer free admission all day! Free admission will also be extended to the Museum-administered Park Houses: Cedar Grove and Mount Pleasant.

This day is an annual occasion to raise awareness about how important museums are in the development of society.  Organized via the International Council of Museums, which is a unique network of about 30,000 members and museum professionals who represent the global museum community.

 

National Teaching Artist Appreciation Week

The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) is declaring  this week, National Teaching Artist Appreciation Week, a week to pay tribute to Teaching Artists, to honor local Teaching Artists and acknowledge the crucial role Teaching Artists play in making sure every student receives a quality education.

Let us celebrate. We would love to hear from you with a Teaching Artist story!

Artist-in-Residence Applications Available!

White Mountain National Forest and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire – Applications for 2012 WMNF Artist-in-Residence Program

Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2012 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The program seeks to highlight the ways the arts can be used to explore and interpret the forest environment and forest-related issues.

The residency offers professional and emerging artists from around the country (visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers and choreographers, eco artists and media artists) an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being inspired by the surrounding forest and, on several occasions, sharing their work and their artistic process with members of the public.

Deadline for applications is May 18; the artist selected will choose a period of at least three weeks between July and September to be in residence.

Click here or visit http://aannh.org/weeks/wmnf-artist-in-residency.php

for more information and to download application materials. Questions? Email info@aannh.org or call 603-323-7302.

Destiny Solutions Opens Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students


Leading technology firm offers two $2,500 scholarships for adult students

Destiny Solutions, the leading innovator of lifelong learning business solutions, announced that applications are being accepted for the annual Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship.

Named in honor of the late Director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, Dr. Mary Cone Barrie, the scholarship is awarded annually to two non-traditional students.

“A trusted friend and mentor, Mary tirelessly championed the lifelong learner and always supported non-traditional education. Devoted to her students, staff and instructors she went above and beyond to ensure the success of non-traditional education,” said Shaul Kuper, President and CEO of Destiny Solutions. “It is our hope that by helping students succeed with the Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship, her legacy is carried forward.”

Although 75 percent of America’s college students are non-traditional, there are a very limited number of scholarship opportunities for this group. Destiny Solutions is working towards change, by offering two awards of $2,500 each to two qualified lifelong learners.

The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is open to any non-traditional learner studying at an accredited institution in the United States or Canada.

Applications can be found on the Destiny Solutions website, and are due back by June 29, 2012. The scholarship will be awarded in late August.

For last year’s winners, the scholarship proved a significant aid in achieving their goals:

Joseph Puhak, a detective from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina enrolled in a Bachelor of Science criminal justice program at Western Carolina University, made sure to express the importance of the scholarship.

“Through a recent promotion with added stressors and responsibility, I started to feel the effects of a career and learning burnout. Since I found out about the scholarship, my enthusiasm is much higher and I have found a new level of motivation,” he said. “Again, I thank Destiny Solutions and the Barrie Family. I have no choice but to repay both parties with good grades and my heartfelt pursuit of success.”

The other winner, Asta Becker from Charlotte, North Carolina, echoed his sentiments.

“I always wanted more; it’s just that at the beginning I didn’t know how to get there. I went step by step until I found out that education would let me take the path I wanted. Thank you very much for the scholarship. It’s still hard to believe I won,” said Becker, a student in the Bachelor of Commerce program at Pfeiffer University.

To read about why the scholarship is named in Dr. Barrie’s honor, please visit www.evolllution.com/featured/a-non-traditional-scholarship-with-a-non-traditional-story/

To download a scholarship application, please visit www.destinysolutions.com/company-2/scholarship/

About Destiny Solutions

Destiny Solutions is the leading innovator of lifelong learning business solutions. Since 2001, Destiny Solutions has delivered breakthrough technology designed exclusively to meet the divergent needs of non-traditional higher education. Our flagship product, Destiny One™, transforms traditional administrative systems so educators can grow revenue, enhance student experience and success, and improve operational efficiency.